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Tadic misses late penalty in draw with Hull

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Saints might as well have played in sandals.

Southampton v Hull City - Premier League Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images

Dusan Tadic had a late penalty saved as a holiday ready Southampton casually marched to a goalless draw against Hull City.

If a gutless first half, which left the home fans jeering Southampton off the pitch, wasn’t enough, Eldin Jakupovic further compounded their grief as he got his palms on Tadic’s spot kick late on.

Hull would settled for a valuable point in their Premier League battle for survival whilst Southampton inched closer to the end of the season.

The hosts -- happy to sit back -- hardly threatened in the opening half and on the occasion they did, Cedric Soares’ cutback fell helpless.

Harry Maguire continued to show why he’s likely to be courted by teams this summer, as he thrice thwarted Southampton attacks in the second half.

Maguire first stifled Sofiane Boufal in the box after the restart before halting Shane Long in his tracks as looked to cut in on goal 12 minutes from full-time. He still had time to get in a crucial block with Southampton pressing late.

Southampton, despite another mediocre performance, nearly went in front through Tadic, but the Serbian had his shot saved by a charging Jakupovic.

Oumar Niasse, meanwhile, fired high into the stands as the two teams finally began to breath life into a stagnant affair.

Tadic would hand Hull a lifeline when he had his stoppage time spot kick saved following a clumsy challenge from Alfred N’Diaye on Maya Yoshida.

Southampton: Forster, Bertrand, Yoshida, Stephens, Cedric, Romeu, Davis (c), Boufal (Sims 58), Tadic, Redmond (Rodriguez 88), Gabbiadini (Long 58).

Unused subs: Hassen (GK), Caceres, Hojbjerg, Ward-Prowse.

Goals: None.

Bookings: None.

Hull: Jakupovic, Robertson, Maguire, Ranocchia, Elmohamady, Grosicki (Huddlestone 83), N’Diaye, Cluclas, Markovic (Dawson 89), Evandro (Henriksen 72), Niasse.

Unused subs: Marshall (GK), Hernandez, Maloney, Bowen.

Goals: None.

Bookings: Maguire, N’Diaye, Ranocchia.